Monday, 28 July 2008

Stephen Dorff

Stephen Dorff (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, best known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat and for his roles in Blade and Cecil B. DeMented.

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Dorff has been linked to Courtney Wagner, his first serious girlfriend, the daughter of Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood. He later briefly dated Clueless star, Alicia Silverstone. They both appeared in the music video "Cryin'" by Aerosmith. He has also dated Milla Jovovich, who starred opposite Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element; as well as model Rhea Durham for about 2 years (who currently has children with Mark Wahlberg), a woman named Eugenie (with him during the release of his movie Riders in France); model Georgina Grenville, model May Andersen (July 2003 to April/May 2004); and model Shannan Click (Aug. 2004 to Nov. 2004).

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Most recently, he has dated model and actress Pamela Anderson for five months (Dec 2004 to end/beginning of Apr/May 2005). He was also falsely linked with Girls Aloud band member Sarah Harding. Dorff is a good friend of Ben Stiller. He most recently dated singer/actress Rachel Stevens in 2006, but in January 2007 it was reported by Page Six that he is "on the hunt" for Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr.

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Saturday, 26 July 2008

Jay Hernandez

Hernandez was born Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr. in Montebello, California, the son of Isis (née Maldonado), a secretary and accountant, and Javier Hernandez, Sr., a mechanic. He has a younger sister, Amelia, and two older brothers, Michael and Gabriel.


Hernandez is a fourth-generation Mexican American. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead, California, but transferred to Schurr High School in Montebello, California his senior year. While riding an elevator in a high rise in Los Angeles, Hernandez was approached by talent manager Howard Tyner who suggested Hernandez had what it took to have a successful career in Hollywood. He enrolled Hernandez into acting school and sent his pictures to casting agents.


Hernandez subsequently hit success with his role opposite Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful. He has since appeared in several major Hollywood films, including playing the lead role in the 2006 horror film Hostel, which performed well at the box office, and World Trade Center, released the same year.


He is married to his Hang Time costar Daniella Deutscher.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Barry Watson

Michael Barret "Barry" Watson (born April 23, 1974) is an American actor, known for his roles of Matt Camden on 7th Heaven, Brian Davis in What About Brian and Todd in Samantha Who?.


Watson was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in May 2002, and went on hiatus from 7th Heaven while he underwent treatment. As of April 2003, it was reportedly in remission, and he began appearing on the program again, starting with the 150th episode.


Barry Watson is currently in his second marriage. His first marriage was in 1996 to Laura Payne-Gabriel, whom he met through actress Tori Spelling. They later divorced. In December 2003, Watson was reunited with high school classmate Tracy Hutson.


They had met in high school and briefly dated during their 20s before losing touch. On August 3, 2004 she became engaged to Watson and they wed on July 14, 2006. He and Tracy Hutson had their first child, Oliver, on May 2, 2005. Barry and Tracy welcomed their second son, Felix, on November 13th 2007. The family resides in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated Canadian actor. He appeared in Canadian television programs when he was young, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. He moved on to minor acting roles before being praised for his role of Sam in Life as a House. He gained international fame playing the young adult Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) in the Star Wars films.

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Christensen will be seen in Virgin Territory, opposite Mischa Barton. The film, based on The Decameron, is about a group of people who escape the Black Plague epidemic by hiding out in a Tuscan Villa in Italy. He starred in Awake, with Jessica Alba, which tells the story of a man who remains awake but paralyzed during heart surgery, and in Factory Girl — as a character loosely based upon Bob Dylan — opposite Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce.

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Christensen next starred with Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell and Rachel Bilson in the film Jumper, the story of a young man who discovers he has the ability to teleport; the film was released on February 14, 2008. He is also slated to appear in a movie adaptation of William Gibson's seminal cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer, set for a 2009 release.


Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Christian Bale: 'I Can Turn my Batman Voice on and off'

Christian Bale says he can turn his Batman voice on and off whenever he likes.

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The actor -- who stars as the caped-crusader in new film The Dark Knight -- says he used to go home with a sore throat because he was not used to talking with such deep and gravelly tones, but is now so used to doing it, it has become second nature.

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He says, "On the first movie, it took me a while to really get accustomed to it but it's like riding a bike. For the second one, I could just switch on and off any time.    "It does still give me a bit of trouble if I talk like that for too long."


On its opening day, July 18, 2008, The Dark Knight set a single-day box office record of $67.85 million, breaking a record of $59.8 million previously held by Spider-Man 3.


The film, which also stars Heath Ledger, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman, also surpassed the $151.1 million opening weekend record of Spider-Man 3 with an opening of $158.4 million, including a record-breaking IMAX opening of $6.2 million, surpassing the $4.7 million of Spider-Man 3.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Jason Behr

Jason Nathaniel Behr (born December 30, 1973) is an American film and television actor.

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Behr, the second of four boys, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Patricia Ann (née Steiner) and David Paul Behr. He has German ancestry. When Behr was young, the family moved from Minnesota, living in several different states until his father left the family when Behr was around ten. Then Patricia Behr moved her sons back to Minneapolis, where Jason attended a private grade school. He eventually graduated, in 1992, from Richfield Senior High School, in Richfield, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. At the age of 19, after a chance meeting with Hollywood manager Marvin Dauer in Minneapolis, Behr moved to Los Angeles. In his early acting career, he made over 75 commercials, and in 1995 landed the role of Tyler Baker in the racy Showtime comedy series Sherman Oaks. Sherman Oaks ran for two seasons until it was cancelled in early 1997.

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Jason previously dated his Roswell co-star Katherine Heigl.  While shooting The Grudge in Japan, he met actress KaDee Strickland, whom he married November 10, 2006 in Ojai, California.

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Sunday, 20 July 2008

Ben McKenzie

Benjamin McKenzie (born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan; September 12, 1978) is an American actor and producer known for playing Ryan Atwood on the hit television series The O.C., which earned him many Teen Choice Award nominations. He has starred in films such as 88 Minutes and Junebug, which earned him Sarasota Film Festival nominations and he was also voted one of Teen People's Hottest 25 Stars.


McKenzie enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and football and used to compete in national football competitions. He is good friends with his O.C. co-stars Adam Brody, Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson. He was linked to Rachel McAdams, Mischa Barton, Rachel Nichols, Emily VanCamp and Amanda Loncar. McKenzie supports Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.


As of 2005, he became the third star of The O.C. to appear on Punk'd. He set up his co-star Adam Brody in 2004, and he appeared again on Punk'd in 2005, this time getting punk'd by Kutcher's crew members. During the 2004 Democratic National Convention and in support of presidential candidate Senator John F. Kerry, McKenzie gave a speech appealing to young Americans to go out and vote. During the Democratic primary season, he visted numerous college campuses such as The University of Texas at Austin with actress Kerry Washington endorsing Barack Obama and encouraging students to vote. He is also known to be a Boston Red Sox fan and enjoys baseball. He stated on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he has adopted an abandoned Pitbull, named Oscar.


Saturday, 19 July 2008

Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson (born July 12, 1975) is an American actor and singer.Cheyenne Jackson portrayed Mark Bingham in Universal Pictures' Academy-Award nominated film United 93, directed by Paul Greengrass. He has also appeared in the movies; Curiosity, Hysteria, and will appear in the upcoming movie Shifting the Canvas.

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Jackson was born in Newport, Washington. He is openly gay and an LGBT rights supporter, as well as an advocate for several AIDS charities, including AMFAR and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


His father is Native American

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Friday, 18 July 2008

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Screen Actors Guild award-nominated Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles in The Notebook, Half Nelson, and Lars and the Real Girl.


Gosling divides his time between Toronto and Los Angeles, California. Gosling also has several homemade tattoos. He has a dog named "George" whom he rescued from a kennel in Los Angeles. He is a partner in Beverly Hills restaurant, "Tagine", which specializes in Moroccan cuisine.


He was in a relationship with his The Notebook co-star, fellow Canadian Rachel McAdams, but Gosling announced their breakup in the November 2007 issue of GQ. He calls Rachel one of the "greatest loves of his life." The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes had previously said that he was surprised to see the two together, as they argued a lot on the set of The Notebook.


Sunday, 13 July 2008

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian television and film actor. He came to prominence in North America for his role in the television sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001), before establishing a career as a Hollywood motion picture actor, starring in both comedic and dramatic roles.


From 2002 to 2007, Reynolds had been romantically linked to Alanis Morissette, becoming engaged in 2004. In July 2006, People reported that the two had split, but neither party confirmed this report. Morissette and Reynolds were pictured holding hands in Los Angeles, sinking the rumors. However, in February 2007, they mutually decided to end their engagement. On June 11, 2008, Alanis Morissette appeared on The Howard Stern Show, and spoke of their breakup.


On May 5, 2008, it was announced that he had become engaged to actress Scarlett Johansson.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Chris Pine

Christopher Whitelaw Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He has appeared in romantic comedies The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and Just My Luck (2006). He will also play James T. Kirk in the upcoming sci-fi movie Star Trek.


Pine was born in Los Angeles, California to Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford; he also has a sister, Katie. His father was an actor and had a contract with Universal, while his mother was a seamstress for B-movies. His maternal grandparents were Anne Gwynne, a Hollywood actress, and Max M. Gilford, a Hollywood attorney. Pine graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English.


Pine appeared in the made-for-television film, Surrender Dorothy, which aired in early 2006. He also played Jake Hardin in the American film Just My Luck, a romantic comedy in which he stars opposite Lindsay Lohan who plays Ashley Albright. The film was released on May 12, 2006. Also starring in Just My Luck were McFly who starred, as themselves, as a new band founded by Jake in America. Pine appears in the comedy, Blind Dating and in the action film Smokin' Aces.


Friday, 4 July 2008

Anthony Royer

Anthony Royer, born in 1980, in Lyon, France, is a French actor and model.

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Royer moved many times in his young life. He grew up in Egypt for two years, all around France for 26 years and now he's been living in Hollywood, "the city where everything can happen," as he says.

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Royer started acting at the age of 15 in High School. Acting was a main subject in his studies and completed his Bachelor degree with it. He's been acting for thirteen years now and has performed among the Best in Europe: La Comedie Francaise, Robert Hossein, and Attitude Studio, to mention a few.

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His first movie role came in 2003 where he played Kurtis Trent in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. Since then, he has gone on to act in a number of movies and TV series including "Galactik Football", "50 Cent: Bulletproof" and "Dead to Rights II."

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As for modeling, Royer started when he moved to Paris in 2000. He's been photographed by renowned photographer, Fred Goudon, who did "Bedtime Stories" and "Dieux du Stade", the 2006 French Rugby team's Calendar. Royer is also an expert in Martial Arts that he's been practicing for twenty years now.